Monday, February 26, 2007

Hogs Fall To Tennessee

The University of Tennessee defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 83-72 on Saturday, February 24. A total of 17, 268 fans were on hand at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville for the game.
The Hogs had gone into half time with a 36-33 lead.

Stephen Hill was 2 for 3 from the field, and a perfect 2 for 2 on free throws for a total of 6 points. He added 2 blocked shots. The 7 foot junior center/forward from Branson, is a candidate for SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He leads the league in blocked shots (3.04 per game), is 29th in rebounding (4.5) and has doubled his career scoring total entering the the season with 173 points (6.4 ppg). Before Saturday's game, he was 74-of-112 on field goals (.661) for the season.

To view more photos of the game, go to our web site:

At the bottom of the page, click on "Sessions"

Enter password: tennessee

New Look Coming To Studio

We are doing some remodeling at the studio. We are redoing the ceiling, painting walls, and putting down new carpet. We are also moving our offices around.

Pictured above is our friend, David Correll. He is doing a new texture on our ceilings. If you need a "Handy Man", give David a call, "Honey-Do-Dave". Home number 870-423-4008 (home) or 870-423-8192 (Cell).

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Children's Easter Special 2007

We are having several inquries from people asking if we are having an Easter Special this year. The answer. . .YES!
Special will be the week before Easter. We hope to have a baby lamb, but we have to go through some red tape first. New USDA laws now require studios to apply for a permit and pass an inspection before we can supply animals for a photo session. From what I understand, they have to make sure we won't hurt the animals and will give them proper care.
I will post more information as it gets closer to the date.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Daddy-Daughter Weekend

I set a tradition of taking each of my daughters out for a special meal on their 16th birthday. When daughter #5, Kayla, turned 16, she was in braces. She wanted to wait until the braces were off, to go eat a nice steak dinner. Well, four years goes by in a hurry, and suddenly she's 20, about to get married, and we've not had our special dinner. I figured since it was four years late, the passing time had drawn some "interest", so I needed to do more than just a dinner out.

Since she is a hockey fan, a couple months ago I got tickets to the St. Louis Blues hockey game. Sunday the 18th was the game vs. the Minnesota Wild.

We drove up on Saturday, and had a meal at a nice Italian restaurant. Kayla had the grilled salmon with portabella mushrooms, spinach tortellini, and lemon dressing. For dessert, she had one of her favorites, Creme Brulee (pictured above).

Sunday morning, we visited the St. Louis Art Museum. Kayla especially loved looking at the sculptures. For lunch, we visted an organic grocery store, which had a buffet. Next it was on to Union Station for some souvenir shopping. Game was Sunday evening.

Blues won, 5-3. Was my first hockey game, found it interesting even though I don't know all the rules of the game. We had great seats, just 4 rows behind the penalty box!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Larry Receives Master of Photography Degree

Larry has earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America.

The association's degree program requires a photographer earn "merits", the majority of which must be from print competition. During the course of earning the degree, Larry had 13 prints accepted for exhibition at the association's annual convention. Other merits were earned through service to the profession, such as teaching and advanced education.

Master of Photography degree recipients receive a special ribbon and medallion (pictured above), which photographers wear at associational gatherings.

PPA, a worldwide association, exists to assist it's more than 16,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals, promote public awareness of the profession and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Barbara Plumlee, 1933-2007

My mom passed away this morning.
She had been suffering from congestive heart failure for some time. She died at home.

She had woke up at 4:30 this morning, she asked my dad to get her a pain tablet, as her arms were hurting. When he returned, she had passed away.

Above photo is Mom and Dad, taken last sping.
Here is a link to the online obituary:
Mom was always so cheerful, so positive. During her recent health struggle, she tired to keep a cheerful attitude. She spent several days between Christmas and New Years in the ICU, due to some blood clots. One day in the ICU, she said she felt like a character on a tv show she used to watch, called “The Life of Riley”. Apparently there was a character name Chester who would turn to the camera and say, “What a revolting development this is!”. She said, that was the way she felt about her health problems.
She repeated that phrase a couple more times the past month, always in a tone to cheer us up.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Best Seat In The House!

I have really enjoyed photographing Razorback basketball games this year. Recently a fellow photographer sent me the above photo. That's me in the highlighted area, in the orange plaid shirt. Best seat in the house, don't you think?
Photo courtesy of John Baltz.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Hogs Fall To Kentucky

On Saturday, February 3, the Kentucky Wildcats visited the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The #24 ranked Kentucky came away with a 82-74 victory. The Hogs led by 5 at half time, and stretched the lead to 12 at one point in the second half.
After the game, Coach Stan Heath had this to say about Steven Hill: "He was aggressive with the ball and made some great moves in the paint. He had a big task ahead of him and stepped it up".
To view more photos of the game, go to: and enter the password: kentucky.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hey! What Happened To The Snow?????

On January 31, we received some snow. On Thurdsay, I did these nice snow portraits of Ellen, a senior from Springdale. Weatherman said it wouldn't get above freezing for another week, so I thought it would be a good time to do a snow special. WRONG! Temperatures over the weekend were in the 30's, with lots of sunshine.
So much for a snow special! Well, unless we get another snow.